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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teacher Assistant in Kennesaw, Georgia

Description

Are you looking for a supportive environment with the ability to make a significant impact on student outcomes? Do you enjoy assisting in all aspects of classroom instruction and management?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Teacher Assistant at Devereux has its Advantages.

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieving long term goals.

  • Working with a supportive team with an energized atmosphere

  • Opportunity to expand your existing teaching skills and grow professionally

  • Competitive salary, benefits and free lunch in our cafeteria!

This opportunity will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

  • Protecting the health and safety of clients while assisting with academic instruction and managing client’s behaviors.

  • Reading and implementing each client’s individualized treatment plan.

  • Assisting in the planning of programming and is an active team member in carrying out treatment goals.

  • Participating as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintains a team environment.

  • Working with the individuals consistent with orientation, ongoing trainings, program handbook, New Directions, and SPA approved strategies.

Devereux Ackerman Academy is a school serving students in grades K-12. Ackerman Academy is accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancED). We provide a stimulating educational environment for children and youth while they are receiving the highest level mental health treatment. Our education personnel are highly qualified and certified by Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Many of our faculty and staff have multiple certifications to include Special Education and other content areas. Our classroom environment and instruction are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Keywords: Teaching assistant, paraprofessional, education, Title 1, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, mentor, direct support, recreation, teacher

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in education, human services or related field of study.

Experience : One (1) year experience in a residential treatment facility or educational school setting preferred. Experience with children and adolescents is preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Possess excellent facilitation skills, relationship management, multitasking, written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Be empathetic, a team player, creative and energetic; Understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement.

  • Have a strong passion for working with and helping children & adolescents & the ability to represent yourself as a positive role model.

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.

  • Devereuxux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

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Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (12/31/2020 1:15 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-15431

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

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